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Slea Head Drive

Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back with fantastic drive with views around every corner. Can get very windy, but if you are prepared it is worth it, great ocean views throughout.

Important Information

Free Place

You can take a bus tour with Dingle Slea Head Tours. The tour during 3 hours.

Morning tour departs at 10.00 am / Afternoon tour departs at 2.00 pm

Cost per person: 30 euros, a minimum of 4 person is required

You can take a bus tour with Deros Tours.

Morning tour departs at 10.30 am, standard price is €25 and student €23

Distance to Dublin Airport: 2h23 – 206 km

Distance to Shannon Airport: 25 min – 25 km

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • The Stonehouse Restaurant, Fahn Ventry Dingle, Tralee, Co.Kerry
  • Paidi O se’s Pub, Church Cross, Ventry, Emlaghslat, Dingle, Co.Kerry

Great Blasket Island

Panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula, learning about the old way of life & unique literary achievements being on these remote offshore islands. Good walking grounds through the wilderness trails & overlooking the bay. The little tour boat that takes to the islands, the staff are very helpful. On the boat ride to the islands we passed several smaller rock islands that had the seals laying out in the sun.

Important Information

The most way to see Dingle Bay is by boat. The trip during 6hour and it is €55 per person. Departing Dingle Marina Daily at 11am. Maximum capacity of 12 passengers.

Distance from Dublin Airport: 4h58 – 354km

Distance from Shannon Airport: 2h43 – 182 km

Restaurants around 5 kilometers

The Ross Castle

Situated in Killarney in county Kerry is a 15th-century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane in Killarney National Park. It is the ancestral home of the O’Donoghue Clan later associated with the Brownes of Killarney. Nowadays, the castle belongs to the Irish government which restore it and open it to the public. A true masterpiece of medieval architecture at the time, Ross Castle is one of the most examples of Irish medieval history.

Important Information

Openings hours: 2nd March- 6th November: 9:30am to 5:45pm
Average length of visit: 1hour

Price: Adult: €5, Senior: €4, Child and student: €3, Family: €13
Toilets and car park close to site.

Guide Booklet: English, Irish, French, German, Italian.

Distance to Dublin Airport: 4h00 – 317 km
Distance to Shannon Airport: 2h00 – 140

Travel by bus: Take the bus Eireann Route 40
Departure: Tralee Bus Station – Arrival: Killarney Bus Station
The price is €10.45

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • Castlelough Restaurant & Lakeside Bistro
  • Lord Kenmare’s Restaurant

Kissane Sheep Farm

Meet the Sheep in their Natural Environment And See our Skilled Border Collie Dogs at Work Rounding up the Sheep. During Summer Months you will also experience how sheep are Shore and during the Spring Time, you will get to see the New Baby Lambs.

Important Information

Opening Times

Kissane Sheep Farm is open for sheepdog demonstration tours from the middle of March, until the end of October every year. Group Tours are taken by appointment and individuals and families can join those tours.

We are closed during the Winter months as normal farm work has to be carried out on the farm. We only Open to the Public For Demonstration Purposes and a Demonstration will Only take place when we have adequate numbers (usually 30 people).

Adults €7.00 / Students €6.00 / Child Under 5 – Free of Charge /Child Over 5 and under 11 years of Age €5.00

Distance to Dublin Airport: 4h08 – 332km

Distance to Shannon Airport: 2h22 – 155km

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • Killorglin Golf Club Bar & Restaurant, Steelroe – 0,2 km from Kissane Sheep Farm
  • Jacks Bakery, Lower Bridge Street – 2,8 km from Kissane Sheep Farm
  • Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, Lower Bridge Street Killorglin, Co Kerry -2,9 km from Kissane Sheep Farm
  • Nicks Restaurant and Piano Bar, Lower Bridge Street – 2,9 km from Kissane Sheep Farm
  • Giovannelli, Lower Bridge Street -2,9 km from Kissane Sheep Farm

The ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is a scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. Its 179km-long, circular route takes in rugged and verdant coastal landscapes and rural seaside villages. Skellig Michael, a rocky island with an abandoned 7th-century Christian monastery, is a major destination point, with several boats from Portmagee making the 12km crossing during the warmer months.

To holiday in Kerry and not explore the Ring of Kerry is like visiting Ireland and not trying a pint of Guinness: there’s just something missing. This site will complete the picture.

We’ll tell you all you need to know about holidaying in and travelling around the Ring of Kerry for your family vacation…

But what is the Ring of Kerry? Well, it’s a route. A trail. A road. But this is no ordinary road.

It’s a road that takes you through 10,000 years of dramatic history. It’s a road that takes you from deep forest to the crashing waters of the wild Atlantic. It’s a road through rugged, majestic landscapes: where wild stag roam and where tumbling waterfalls crash into crystal streams teeming with wild salmon. It’s a road that shows you the real meaning of a holiday in Kerry, Ireland.

Distance from Dublin Airport: 385km – 4h40

Distance from Shannon Airport: 180km – 2h50

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • O’Carroll’s Beach Bar & Restaurant
  • An Corcan Restaurant
  • Packie’s
  • Dooleys Seafood & Steak House
  • The Blue Bull

Dingle Bay Ferries

Tours depart from Dingle Yacht Marina (weather permitting) at 12 noon in April, May, and September (excluding Easter holidays) and at 2pm during Easter holidays, June, July and August.
Prices: per person €60;

Enjoy a fascinating 3 1/2 hour guided tour of the Blasket islands aboard our 12 passenger Eco Tour Boat. Soak in the magnificent scenery of Inisvickillane (look out for the herd of Red deer), Inisnabro (Cathedral rocks) and the Great Blasket Island.

Cruise among the seals, puffins, gannets and other seabirds of the outer islands while keeping watch for whales, dolphins and porpoises. The tour also includes a stopover on the Great Blasket Island in April, May & September (excluding Easter holidays), adding 1 hour to the tour. Make sure to bring your camera!

Distance from Dublin Airport: 353km 4hr 26min

Distance Shannon Airport: 172km 2hr 30mins

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • The Chart House
  • Dingle Bay Hotel
  • Sheehy’s Anchor Down Restaurant
  • Lord Bakers Restaurant
  • Grey Lane Bistro

The Skellig Islands

Skellig Michael is open from mid-May to the end of September. The spectacle offered by the island is quite simply grandiose: starting with the village of the monks who lived on Skellig Michael. On the program, stone huts, remains of church and place of prayer… Enough to dive into the heart of an enchanting past!

Here is the list of different places where you can take the boat to connect Skellig Michael:

  • Portmagee
  • on the island of Valentia
  • in Ballinskelligs

Important Information:

The trip varies from 45 minutes to 1h30 depending on where you took the shuttle, and according to the weather conditions. The journey is generally expensive (around 50€ return per person), but once there, the visit of the island is free.

The island is 100% wild: here, no toilets, no restaurant.

Distance from Dublin Airport to Portmagee: 4h47 – 378 km

Distance from Shannon Airport to Portmagee: 3h00 – 198 km

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • Fisherman’s Bar & Skellig Restaurant, Portmagee
  • The Moorings&Bridge Bar, Portmagee

 Muckross House

Located approximately 6km (3.6 miles) from Killarney town centre, Muckross House and Gardens represent the focal point and nucleus of Killarney National Park. This is Ireland’s oldest National Park and it includes the world famous Lakes of Killarney, as well as the mountains and woodlands that surround them. Included here you will find some information, which will assist you when planning your visit to Muckross.

Important Information:

Muckross House and Gardens are open daily all year round (except the Christmas period). Muckross House is open 9am – 5.30pm (9am – 7pm from July 1st – August 31st). Admission to Muckross House is by Guided Tour only.

Car and Coach Park

Prices: Adult: €9/ Student and Senior: €7.50 / Child (6-18): €6

Distance from Dublin Airport: 4h2 – 319 km

Distance from Shannon Airport: 2h14 – 141 km

Travel by bus: Take the bus Eireann Route 40
Departure: Tralee Bus Station – Arrival: Killarney Bus Station
The price is €10.45

Restaurants around 5 kilometers:

  • Castlelough Restaurant & Lakeside Bistro
  • Lord Kenmare’s Restaurant
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